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  Global Business and Innovation Program
The Global Business and Innovation Program (GBI) is a tripartite program of the University of South Carolina, the University of Auckland and The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. Each year each institution will select student participants to form the GBI program cohort for that given year. As part of the GBI program of study, these participants will study one semester at each of the cooperating institutions in a prescribed order. Each institution will offer at least one course that is specific to the GBI curriculum and will hold program-related activities for the visiting cohort.
 
Major Program
Global Business Studies
 
Number of Participants:
Each institution may enroll a maximum of 10 participants.
 
Language Requirement:
Participants will have a 90 TOEFL IBT or better, or an IELTS score of 7 or above, or a demonstrated equivalent mastery of English upon admission to GBI. This requirement is waived for a student whose native language is English or who has graduated from or is attending a degree program taught in English, as certified by a written confirmation from the home institution.
*Language requirement is waived for CUHK-Shenzhen students.
 
Selection Methods:
cGPA of the first year and interview. The final score is based on 80% of cGPA and 20% of the interview.
 
Other Criteria:
1.A good academic record, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
2.A good disciplinary record
 
Application:
Application opens in May when first year students declare majors. After the school screening of all the applications, potential candidates will be informed to the interview for the program. Results will be announced in July. For further information and detailed instructions, please pay attention to the school website.
 
Curriculum:
Participants should take 30-32 ECTS = 15-16 credit hours of courses each semester. Please consult the GBI study scheme for details.
 
Activity Expectations:
Each cooperating institution develops a schedule of activities for the cohort. Such activities may include study trips, company visits, lectures, etc.
 
Accommodation:
Each host institution will assist students in securing appropriate housing for the period of their study at the host institution. Students are responsible for all costs of accommodation while studying at host universities.
 
Fees:
Students will be personally responsible for:
All travel expenses
Compulsory insurance, including medical, repatriation of rests and travel insurance. Health insurance program with comprehensive coverage in the host country for the duration of the academic period in which the student will be involved
Accommodation and living expenses
All costs associated with applying for and obtaining appropriate visas and travel documentation
Non-compulsory additional fees
Textbooks and other course materials
All other debts incurred during the course of their stay
 
Estimated Cost Comparison (All in local currency):

On 4 months basis

University of South Carolina (USD)

University of Auckland (NZD)

Housing

$3565-$4715

$4191-8000

Food

optional; vary from $1653 to $2104

$150 per week 

Program Activities

Free

N/A

Visa Application

$190 SEVIS fee + $160 visa fee

$295 Chinese students

Medical Insurance

$1178

$310 per semester

Others

$500

N/A

Summary (Including miscellany)

$7246-8847

$7196-11005

Timeline:
 

Year of Study

学年

Course(s)

课程

Place of Study

就读地区

Host Institution

负责院校

Year 1

第一学年

Foundation Courses

基础课程

Shenzhen, China

中国,深圳

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

香港中文大学(深圳)

Year 2

第二学年

Term 1

第一学期

Term 2

第二学期

2 cohort-specific courses and electives

门专业必修课程及其他选修课

Columbia, The U.S.

美国,哥伦比亚

University of South Carolina

美国南卡罗来纳大学

Year 3

第三学年

Term 1

第一学期

1 cohort-specific course and electives

一门专业必修课程及其他选修课

Shenzhen, China

中国,深圳

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

香港中文大学(深圳)

Term 2

第二学期

1 cohort-specific course and electives

一门专业必修课程及其他选修课

Auckland, New Zealand

新西兰,奥克兰

The University of Auckland

奥克兰大学

Year 4

第四学年

Internships and others

实习及其他

Shenzhen, China

中国,深圳

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

香港中文大学(深圳)